Six Killed When Bus Slides Into Path of Truck

Emergency workers search the wreckage of a bus and 10-wheeler which collided on Mittraphap Road in northeastern Thailand early Friday morning.

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — Six people died after a bus collided with a long-haul truck transporting snacks on a highway in the northeast of Thailand early Friday morning.

Police believe heavy rain made it difficult for bus driver Pichet Kinklang to control the vehicle when it slid into the opposite lane and crashed into a truck on Mittraphap Road at about 1am on Friday. Both drivers and four passengers died instantly, and 40 others were injured.

“About 10 people are still in critical condition,” said police Maj. Wirat Tassaniyom of Nakhon Ratchasima’s Sikhio Police Station.

The bus departed from the Phanom Phrai district of Roi Et province and was on its way to Bangkok when collided with the truck loaded with packaged snacks heading in the opposite direction.

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